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Navigating Mental Health Amid a Pandemic

October 15, 2020

Oct. 11 marked World Mental Health Day, a holiday for awareness and education which has become especially important during the pandemic.

headshot of tong, student suing for free speech

Tong Sues Fordham Claiming His Right to Free Speech is Under Attack

July 31, 2020

Since declaring that he would fight the university’s disciplinary actions, Austin Tong's story has garnered national attention and received an outpour of support for his right to freedom of speech and to bear arms.

Black at Fordham screenshots, which prompted student demands for change

Students ‘Want More Concrete Actions’ to Address Racism

July 8, 2020

Fordham community demands more racial diversity from the university after an emailed response to months of protesting.

Randy in his video to trustees, and comments

Student Says #LookUpStepDown to a Predominately White Board of Trustees

July 7, 2020

Randy Dumalig, FCRH ’22, posted an Instagram video on the discrepancy between the diversity of the university trustees and the student body they serve.

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Students Demand University Helps Clean Up After Looting on Fordham Road

June 4, 2020

Protests broke out in the Bronx on Fordham Road on June 2. The Bronx looting left parts of Fordham Road littered with glass, ashes and debris.

MaryBeth Rodgers, FCLC ’21, uses Camp Quarantine to share the activities that she herself is doing to stay active while staying home.

Projects in Quarantine: Camp Quarantine

April 1, 2020

Fordham/Ailey junior MaryBeth Rodgers’ social media project provides students with dance exercises and yoga classes while at home.

Fordham’s Foodies Take Over Instagram

Fordham’s Foodies Take Over Instagram

February 13, 2020

Four campus foodies talk about the community they've created through food blogging on Instagram.

What's the point of likes if they don't make us feel any better?

It’s Time to Take a Break From Instagram

February 5, 2020

The attention your posts get may make you feel noticed and good about yourself, but don’t let this become your basis of self-worth

Tessa Burns, FCLC '23, uses her Instagram account, @therawalmond, to show that it's not hard to be healthy.

Inside the Mind of a Fordham Food Blogger

February 4, 2020

Tessa Burns, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ’23, creator of the health-food Instagram account @therawalmond, sat down for a Q&A with The Observer to give the inside scoop on running a health blog as well as reveal some of her favorite foods, bloggers and spots in the city.

TikTok is a popular social media app among Fordham Students, but the U.S. Army believes it could be a risk to their security.

Students React to TikTok Investigation

December 4, 2019

The app, which many students have dubbed “the next Vine,” has gained mounting scrutiny from American tech executives and government officials in recent months.

Influencers may endorse get-fit-quick food plans, but not all diets sparkle.

The Allure of Diet Advice from Lifestyle Influencers

October 1, 2019

Just because one diet works for a popular Instagrammer does not mean it will work for all of their followers. Sports and Health Editor Lena Weidenbruch discusses the impact of taking too much inspiration from your favorite health influencers.

@OverheardAtFordham Is Lying To You Because I Am Lying To Them

April 30, 2019

A niche meme account posted a bad tweet I wrote on the Ram Van as truth? The possibilities were endless. I was confident the account would post any quote I submitted without question.